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2017 Illinois Marathon

Thousands of runners take to the streets of Champaign-Urbana under nearly perfect running conditions in the ninth annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  

Hosting Norman Lear

Ray Elliott, who has taught English and journalism at area high schools and at the University of Illinois, is serving as a host to Norman Lear and Ben Lear at this year’s Ebertfest. He tells of his experience so far with Ben and what he’s most looking forward to with Norman.

'Hysteria' director thrilled to show her film

"Hysteria" director Tanya Wexler excited about returing to her home state and talks about one day working with her sister, actress Daryl Hannah.

Hugh Dancy at Ebertfest

Actor Hugh Dancy discusses his appearance on behalf of the film "Hysteria" during Roger Ebert's Film Festival on Thursday at Hyatt Place in Champaign. Read more from Dancy here

Casey Ludwig on Ebertfest

Ebertfest Assistant Director of Casey Ludwig looks ahead to the festivities that began with a reception Wednesday evening at UI President Tim Killeen's home in Urbana.

UI chancellor talks Ebertfest

Robert Jones looks ahead to the first Roger Ebert's Film Festival during his tenure on campus.

Steve Kelly farewell

Game of the Week: Teutopolis at Tuscola softball

The Tuscola softball team dropped Teutopolis, 11-1, in five innings in a dominant performance on Tuesday. Morgan Day tallied four hits and scored the game-winning run, and Ashton Smith pitched five 1-run, 4-hit innings.

MJs Minute: Jan Seeley

Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon co-director Jan Seeley visited our studios to chat with Marcus Jackson about this weekend's races, which as of Monday had 17,300 registered participants. "We do have some room," she said. "We’ve been fielding calls from people all day ‘I didn’t know it was going to close.’ I think we can take 1,000 to 1,500 more.' "

Cubbie Conversation, April 17, 2017

The Cubs are .500 and hitting the baseball without much success. Yet expert J.J. Lockwood isn't panicking. In fact, he used this week's Ebertfest — and that cool statue of Roger Ebert outside Champaign's Virginia Theatre — to give the defending champs two thumbs up.